February 5, 2013

Richard III

So, Richard III is having yet another 15 minutes of fame. The youngest of eight, he was the King of England from 1483 until his death in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth Field.  He was also a great Shakespeare villain.  And now they’ve found his bones, with evidence that he was not only killed in battle but brutalized.

Want to go down the internet rabbithole?  Some great resources.

Here’s the Wiki entry for some background.

Here’s the announcement that they confirmed it was Richard III.

Here’s a video about the dig.

Here is more info about the wounds here and in the video below.

And, finally, about Richard III and Netflix’s new series House of Cards.

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